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“Great shop with a good restaurant”
Review of Ginger House

Ginger House
Ranked #40 of 1,000 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Love love love this shop. I've always been a fan of architectural antiques and old stuff and this shop has rooms and rooms stacked full of interesting items. We bought, boy did we buy ! Just waiting for the shipment now...

The restaurant has a sea view and the food is nice. It complements the Ginger experience; shop and then drop in the restaurant. I think they should offer food and drink discounts depending on how much you spend on the antiques :)

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Thank CatSibbit
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

For me the long snake boat in the shop was the highlight at this place. The location is really nice (don't forget your odomos) and the food selection looks quite good. Our food was good but not exciting but the ginger lassi is worth to drop in. If you want to eat something special like prawns for lunch then make sure you'll be there early. And consider that this place closes at 6:30 pm.

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Thank Ralf_Hamburg76
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

The place is just around the corner from the sinagogue and few minutes walk from the palace. We were first interested by the antique shop which leads to the cafe itself. the shop looks like a small museum holding South Indian articrafts from 100-200 years ago. Even if you dont plan to go to the cafe stop by to see a huge ancient fishing boat, which is displayed inside and is made to fit about a hundred of people inside. It is so huge, so we were wondering how the owners managed to fit it inside.
The cafe has a nice view and is good to have a cold drink after visiting major sights of the old town, but a bit pricey in terms of food. The quality of food was decent but not the best we had in India.

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Thank Katya A
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

You go through what looks like an antique store, end up next to the sea in a wonderful restaurant called the Ginger house. I had excellent ginger prawns and we both enjoyed the food, the view and the store. nice and clean for tourists with good bathrooms.

Thank Gertrud P
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We came across it during a walk around Jew Town area. It is fronted by an antique stop and you walk through to eating area on the waterside.
We were fortunate to get a table by the water, and although service was slow, it was a nice place to rest from the heat.
We had ginger lime sodas but no food.

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Thank ChrisnDebs08
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